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LIVE UPDATES: The latest news on Typhoon Odette

Published Dec 16, 2021 12:14 pm Updated Feb 26, 2022 4:28 pm

Severe tropical storm Odette (international name Rai) has left the country after battering parts of Visayas and Mindanao, leaving hundreds dead, scores injured and displaced, and entire communities destroyed.

Dec. 21

Surigao Del Sur to declare a state of calamity

Surigao Del Sur Governor Alexander Pimentel said their province is set to declare a state of calamity to access their calamity fund following the devastation of typhoon Odette.

In an interview with PTV-4’s Laging Handa, Pimentel said their funds have already been affected by the pandemic.

"Kaya nagpatawag ako ngayon para magdeclare ng state of calamity kasi ang problema lahat ng LGUs kaunti nalang ang calamity fund dahil sa pandemic,” said Pimentel.
Pimentel said “Odette” has affected 140,237 in Surigao del Sur, with 45,403 families now in evacuation centers. 

With electric poles damaged along with other structures, Pimentel said there remains no electricity in the province.

NDRRMC raises ‘Odette’ death toll to 156

The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) has raised its official count of those who died from Typhoon Odette to 156, while verifying police reports that the casualty count has now reached 375.

The NDRRMC also reported 275 injured and 27 people as missing.

NDRRMC Spokesman Mark Timbal said in a press briefing that the agency is still verifying the names of those dead to avoid possible duplication in reporting.

“What we in the NDRRMC are more focused on now is the continuing strengthening of our preparedness and ensuring we could relocate many of our citizens from danger areas,” Timbal said. 

Dec. 20

1.8 million individuals affected by Typhoon Odette—DSWD

More than 1.8 million people were affected by Typhoon Odette after it ravaged entire communities in Visayas and Mindanao.

DSWD director Irene Dumlao during the Dec. 20 Laging Handa briefing of PTV said that  450,000 families in more than 3,000 Barangays in Region 5, Region 6, Region 7, Region 8, Region 9, Region 10, MIMAROPA, and CARAGA are now staying in evacuation centers.

Dumlao said the DSWD has extended P7.5 million worth of food packs so far to the affected individuals.

“Patuloy ang pamamahagi ng family food packs sa naapektuhang LGUs, at the same time ongoing pa rin ang karagdagang food pack sa ibat ibang field offices kabilang na dito sa National Resources Operation Center” Dumlao said. 

Dumlao added that various DSWD field offices are coordinating with local disaster teams for the ongoing relief operations.

NGCP restores power transmission services to Cebu and Leyte/Samar islands, aims to restore power in Mindanao by Dec.25

The National Grid Corporation of the Philippines said that it has successfully energized the provinces of Samar, Cebu, and Leyte, today, Dec. 20.

The state grid operator said that assessment of the extent of damage in other parts of Leyte, Negros, and Bohol are still ongoing. 

NGCP said that a total of 12 towers and 462 transmission structures were found to have been damaged by the typhoon.

NGCP said it has fully restored transmission services to the provinces of Capiz, Antique, Iloilo, Biliran, Camiguin, Misamis Oriental, Misamis Occidental, Lanao del Norte, Zamboanga del Sur, and Davao Oriental.

“Please note that this schedule refers only to transmission services, and not to distribution services or generating capacity. For complete restoration of power, all distribution and transmission facilities and sufficient generating capacity must be available. We defer to the Department of Energy and/or the National Electrification Authority for information on distribution and generation restoration,” NGCP said.

Pope Francis sends love and prayers to Philippines in the wake of Typhoon Odette

Pope Francis sent love and prayers to the Philippines, which is now dealing with the aftermath of Typhoon Odette (international name: Rai) that left hundreds dead, scores injured, and leveled entire communities in parts of Visayas and Mindanao.

“I express my closeness to the population of the Philippines, struck by a strong typhoon that has caused many deaths and destroyed so many homes,” the head of the Catholic Church wrote on Twitter.

Death toll due to Typhoon Odette hits 208

The death toll from the strongest typhoon to hit the Philippines this year has surged to 208, the national police said Monday, Dec. 20, making it one of the deadliest storms to hit the country in recent years.

At least 239 people were injured and 52 were missing after Typhoon Rai (Odette) ravaged the southern and central regions of the archipelago, the police tally showed.

Where to send donations for the affected communities of Typhoon Odette

If you have the means to spare, here's a running list of organizations and donation drives where you can help out.

Dec. 19

PH reports only 203 new COVID-19 cases, as labs fail to submit data due to Odette

The DOH on Sunday, Dec. 19 has reported 203 new COVID-19 cases, the lowest to date this year and the lowest since the record-180 new infections on May 23, 2020—but only because four laboratories suspended operations and 41 labs failed to submit their data due to Typhoon Odette.

The country's total COVID-19 cases stood at over 2.8 million, with 9,700 still active.

Sunday also saw 64 new fatalities, bringing the COVID-19 death toll to over 50,700.

Some 395 individuals, meanwhile overcame the disease, as total recoveries stay at 2.7 million.

Most of PLDT-Smart's services in Odette-hit areas already back; Globe sets up more 'libreng tawag, libreng charging' stations

PLDT-Smart on Sunday, Dec. 19 announced that it has restored most of its wireless services in areas hit by Typhoon Odette.

In a statement, PLDT-Smart said that as of 9:00 a.m., 96% of its Mindanao wireless service has already returned. Remaining down sites are in Surigao del Norte, including Siargao, Misamis Oriental, and Dinagat Islands.

The telco giant added that its fixed service in Mindanao is 99% up, noting that six of its remaining nodes are still down "due to commercial power failure."

In Visayas, meanwhile, PLDT-Smart said 78% of its wireless service and 54% of its fixed service are already up. Major areas for restoration, it noted, are in Cebu, Bohol, Leyte, and Negros.

PLDT-Smart said the majority of Palawan has yet to be restored since several roads "are still not passable."

Globe, meanwhile, has set up more Libreng Tawag and Libreng Charging (LTLC) stations in Visayas and Mindanao for affected families to connect with their loved ones.

Here's the list of Globe's LTLC stations:

Visayas

1. J.A. Clarin, Tagbilaran City

2. Near Petron Gas Station, Brgy Ubujan, Tagbilaran City

3. Bayantel Office, Ramos, Cebu City

4. Globe IT Park, Lahug, Cebu City

5. Pardo Public Market, Cebu City

6. Shell Station, Brgy. Songco, Borongan City, Eastern Samar

7. Gaisano Grand Parki Area, Brgy.Central, Orquin St., Calbayog City, Western Samar

8. Jaro Plaza in front of Jaro Cathedral Church, Jaro, Iloilo City

9. In front of Municipal Hall (People's Center), San Joaquin, Iloilo

10. Quezon Park, Dumaguete City

11. Brgy Tangub, Bacolod City beside 7th Day adventist Church

12. Brgy Estefania, Bacolod City before Sta. Fe Resort

13. Poblacion 2, near RD Pawnshop, Santiago Agusan del Norte

Mindanao

1. Rose Pharmacy National Highway (near Gaisano Mall), Malaybalay, Bukidnon

2. Brgy. Lumbo near Covered Court and Bus Stop, Valencia City, Bukidnon

3. Main Road, Zone 3 , Brgy. Sta. Ana, Tagoloan, Misamis Oriental

In a Dec. 19 statement, Globe said that it will also conduct relief efforts for some 10,000 families starting Dec. 20.

The telco giant said its subscribers may also join its donation drive via its GlobeOne and GCash apps.

Odette kills 31, including 8 infants; brings zero agri damage: NDRRMC

Typhoon Odette left 31 people dead, including eight infants below a year old, in its wake, disaster officials reported on Dec. 19.

In its 8:00 a.m. situation report, the NDRRMC said that the 31 casualties included five females and four males. One individual remains missing, while three have sustained injuries.

The council said 181,500 families, comprising at least 706,000 individuals across 2,200 barangays, have been affected by the typhoon.

The NDRRMC noted that Odette did not bring any damage to agriculture, but it ravaged over 3,700 houses and two infrastructures. The estimated cost of infrastructure damage has yet to be published.

Some 488,000 individuals have been displaced from their homes. Of this figure, about 428,000 took refuge in at least 2,800 evacuation centers.

The council said some P2.6 million worth of assistance has been given to the Odette victims.

Odette leaves Philippine area of responsibility—PAGASA

Typhoon Odette exited the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR) Saturday afternoon, according to Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA). 

In its social media pages, PAGASA announced that the typhoon, which affected over 330,000 individuals in parts of central and southern Philippines, left the PAR at 12:40 p.m.

In the weather bureau’s earlier bulletin, the typhoon may slightly intensify as it moves over the West Philippine Sea.

The destructive typhoon made several landfalls on Dec. 16, including in Dinagat Islands, Southern Leyte, areas in Bohol and Cebu, and on Dec. 17 in Negros Oriental and Palawan.

Typhoon Odette slightly intensifies as it heads to Kalayaan Islands

Odette is forecast to pass the vicinity of Kalayaan Islands today, Dec, 18, and it may slightly intensify as the typhoon moves over the West Philippine Sea. 

As the typhoon gets exposed to increasing vertical wind shear and surge of the Northeast Monsoon, it will see a weakening trend beginning tomorrow, Dec. 19.

According to the 11 a.m. bulletin from the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA), Odette is forecast to move west northwest and may exit the Philippine area of responsibility in the morning or afternoon of Dec. 18.

As of 10 a.m., the center of the eye of Typhoon Odette was located 380 kilometers west northwest of Puerto Princesa City in Palawan or 155 kilometers east of Pag-asa Island with a maximum sustained winds of 155 kph.

In the latest bulletin of the state weather bureau, here are the following areas and their Tropical Cyclone Wind Signals (TCWS):

TCWS No. 3  (Destructive typhoon-force winds prevailing or expected within 18 hours)

Kalayaan Islands

TCWS No. 1 (Strong winds prevailing or expected within 36 hours)

Western portion of Palawan, which include the following:

  • San Vicente
  • Puerto Princesa City
  • Aborlan
  • Quezon
  • Rizal
  • Taytay
  • El Nido

Typhoon Odette slightly weakens after making landfall over Roxas, Palawan

Typhoon Odette is now slightly weakening after making landfall in Roxas in Palawan at 3:10pm, according to PAGASA.

PAGASA said that as of 4:00pm, Odette's center was located over the coastal waters of San Vicente.

It now has maximum sustained winds of 150 km/h near the center, gustiness of up to 205 km/h, and central pressure of 960 hPa. It's still moving westward at 25 km/h.

The state weather bureau has also lifted its Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal (TCWS) over several areas. Here's its updated list:

TCWS No. 3 (Destructive typhoonforce winds prevailing or expected within 18 hours)

The northern portion of Palawan (El Nido, Taytay, Araceli, Dumaran, Roxas, San Vicente, Puerto Princesa City)

TCWS No. 2 (Damaging gale- to storm-force winds prevailing or expected within 24 hours)

The central portion of Palawan (Narra, Sofronio Española, Quezon, Aborlan, Rizal, Brooke's Point)

Kalayaan

Calamian

Cuyo

Cagayancillo Islands

TCWS No. 1 (Strong winds prevailing or expected within 36 hours)

LUZON

Oriental Mindoro

Occidental Mindoro

Western portion of Romblon (Santa Maria, Odiongan, Alcantara, Looc, Santa Fe, San Jose, Ferrol, San Andres, San Agustin, Calatrava, Corcuera, Banton, Concepcion)

Rest of Palawan

VISAYAS

Aklan

Capiz

Iloilo

Antique

Western portion of Negros Occidental (Cadiz City, Manapla, City of Victorias, Enrique B. Magalona, Silay City, City of Talisay, Murcia, Bacolod City, Bago City, Valladolid, Pulupandan, La Carlota City, La Castellana, Pontevedra, San Enrique, Moises Padilla, Hinigaran, Isabela, Binalbagan, City of Himamaylan, City of Kabankalan, Ilog, Candoni, Hinoba-An, City of Sipalay, Cauayan)

Guimaras

Odette maintains strength as it approaches Palawan

Typhoon Odette is maintaining its strength as it's about to hit land in Palawan.

In its 2:00pm update, PAGASA said that as of 1:00pm, the center of Odette was detected 130 km southwest of Cuyo or 155 km East Northeast of Puerto Princesa City.

PAGASA noted that Odette is packing maximum sustained winds of 155 km/h near the center, gustiness of up to 215 km/h, and central pressure of 955 hPa. It's moving westward at 25km/h.

The state weather bureau forecasts that Odette will exit the Philippine Area of Responsibility Saturday morning, if not early afternoon.

Globe, Smart issue advisories on restoring network signal in Typhoon Odette-affected areas

Telecoms Globe and Smart have issued advisories for subscribers in areas affected by Typhoon Odette who have been experiencing problems such as lack of network signal. Smart said they are “working hard to restore service as quickly as possible” in provinces struck by the typhoon. It added that subscribers in the following areas will receive emergency load assistance: Dinagat Islands, Surigao del Sur, Surigao del Norte, Bohol, Southern Leyte.

Globe, on the other hand, has said that its technical teams “have started restoration efforts in areas where it is safe to do so.” Its LTE and Broadband wireline, and GOMO services are up and available. The company said the outages were caused by multiple fiber cuts and lack of commercial power. Globe said it will release updates about restoration and relief efforts such as Libreng Tawag, Libreng Charging, and Libreng WiFi Stations soon.

Over 11,800 families affected by Typhoon Odette according to NDRRMC

Typhoon Odette has so far affected 11,859 families, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council said on its 8 a.m. update on Friday, Dec. 17.

According to the NDRRMC, these families are equivalent to at least 41,434 individuals who have been evacuated as the strongest typhoon to hit the Philippines in 2021 pummeled areas of Visayas and Mindanao.

These individuals are from 249 villages in Bicol, Western Visayas, Eastern Visayas, Northern Mindanao and the Caraga region, according to the national disaster agency.

There are about 192 evacuation facilities assisting 4,989 families or around 14,680 individuals, while the rest are currently taking shelter in the houses of their friends and relatives.

One dead as Typhoon Odette batters the Philippines

Typhoon Odette (international name Rai), the strongest typhoon to hit the Philippines this year, uprooted trees, toppled power lines and flooded villages as it barrelled across the archipelago Friday (Dec. 17), leaving at least one person dead.

More than 300,000 people fled their homes and beachfront resorts as the typhoon pummelled the southern and central regions of the country, knocking out communications in some areas and tearing roofs off buildings.

‘Odette’ passing over Sulu Sea, expected to hit Palawan Friday morning or afternoon

Typhoon Odette has started passing over the Sulu Sea, between Cuyo and Cagayancillo Islands in the morning of Dec. 17, Friday.

According to the 8 a.m. bulletin from the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA), Odette’s eye was seen 155 kilometers west southwest of Iloilo City or 90 kilometers southeast of Cuyo, Palawan. 

PAGASA said the typhoon is moving generally westward and is forecast to make landfall in the vicinity of northern or central portion of Palawan on Friday morning or afternoon before it crosses the West Philippine Sea in the evening and the Kalayaan Islands on Saturday, Dec. 18. 

“Odette may still see some slight weakening until it crosses Palawan, but it is forecast to remain as a typhoon. Re-intensification is likely once Odette emerges over the West Philippine Sea. However, continuous weakening may ensue beginning Sunday as the typhoon becomes exposed to increasing vertical wind shear and the surge of the Northeast Monsoon,” PAGASA added.

There are no more areas under tropical cyclone wind (TCWS) signal No. 4. However, according to the latest bulletin of the state weather bureau, here are the following areas and their TCWS signals:

Signal No. 3 

Luzon: 

Northern portion of Palawan including Cagayancillo and Cuyo Islands

Visayas:

  • Guimaras
  • Southern portion of Iloilo
  • Southern portion of Antique

Signal No. 2 

Luzon:

  • Southern portion of Oriental Mindoro 
  • Southern portion of Occidental Mindoro
  • Western portion of Romblon
  • Central portion of Palawan, including Kalayaan and Calamian Islands

Visayas:

  • Aklan
  • Capiz
  • The rest of Iloilo
  • The rest of Antique
  • Guimaras
  • Negros Oriental
  • Negros Occidental
  • Southern portion of Cebu

Signal No. 1

Luzon: 

  • Western portion of Camarines Sur
  • Albay 
  • Sorsogon
  • Masbate including Ticao and Burias Islands
  • Marinduque
  • Southern portion of Quezon 
  • The rest of Occidental Mindoro including Lubang Islands
  • The rest of Oriental Mindoro
  • The rest of Palawan
  • The rest of Romblon
  • Batangas

Visayas:

  • Western portion of Northern Samar 
  • Western portion of Samar 
  • Bohol
  • Biliran
  • Leyte
  • Western portion of Southern Leyte 
  • The rest of Cebu, including Bantayan and Camotes Islands
  • Siquijor

Mindanao:

  • Northern portion of Zamboanga del Norte 
  • Northern portion of Misamis Occidental

Odette ‘slightly weakens’ as it travels north of Bohol

Typhoon Odette is “slightly weakening” as it traverses the northern portion of Bohol, PAGASA said as of 8:36 PM on Dec. 16.

The eye of the typhoon was located over the coastal waters of Pres. Carlos P. Gacia, Bohol and is currently moving westward at 30 km/h. The 8 PM bulletin listed maximum sustained winds of 185 kph with gustiness of up to 255 kph.

PAGASA says it may “slightly weaken” as it crosses to Visayas and Palawan, but it is forecast to remain a typhoon. It’s expected to hit the northern or central part of Palawan on Dec. 17 afternoon before reaching the West Philippine Sea.

Areas under tropical cyclone wind signals (TCWS) no. 4 include:

  • Southern Leyte 
  •  Southwestern portion of Leyte
  •  Bohol
  •  Central and southern portions of Cebu
  •  Central and southern portions of Negros Oriental 
  •  Central and southern portions of Negros Occidental

PAGASA also warned of life-threatening flooding in low-lying coastal areas of Central Visayas, Iloilo, Guimaras, Negros Occidental, Southern Leyte, Dinagat Islands, Surigao del Norte, Surigao del Sur, Agusan del Norte, parts of Northern Palawan, Antique, southern portions of Samar and Eastern Samar, Leyte, and Misamis Oriental.

PAGASA warns of storm surge brought by Typhoon Odette

PAGASA on Thursday warned residents in low-lying coastal areas in several parts of Visayas, as well as a few areas in Palawan and Mindanao, about a "moderate to high risk" of storm surge of up to three meters.

PAGASA issued storm surge warnings to the low-lying coastal areas of Central Visayas, Iloilo, Guimaras, Negros Occidental, Southern Leyte, Dinagat Islands, Surigao del Norte, Surigao del Sur, Agusan del Norte, and several localities in the northern portion of Palawan including Calamian, Cuyo and Cagayancillo Islands, Antique, the southern portions of Samar and Eastern Samar, Leyte, and Misamis Oriental.

Odette makes 4th landfall in Southern Leyte

PAGASA has reported that as of 5:40 PM today, Odette has made its fourth landfall in Padre Burgos, Southern Leyte.

More areas placed under Signal No. 4 as Typhoon Odette intensifies

Typhoon Odette is currently packing maximum sustained winds of 195 km/h near the center and gustiness of up to 270 km/h as it moves westward at 30 km/h. Earlier today, PAGASA reported in its 2 PM bulletin that Odette's gustiness was at 240 km/h.

Here is PAGASA's updated list of tropical cyclone wind signals (TWCS), as of 5:00pm:

TWCS No. 4 (Very Destructive typhoon-force winds prevailing or expected within 12 hours)

VISAYAS

  • Southern Leyte
  • Southwest portion of Leyte (Hilongos, Bato, Matalom)
  • Bohol
  • Central and southern portions of Cebu (Lapu-Lapu City, Cordova, Cebu City, Mandaue City, Consolacion, Liloan, Toledo City, City of Talisay, Minglanilla, City of Naga, Pinamungahan, San Fernando, City of Carcar, Aloguinsan, Barili, Sibonga, Dumanjug, Ronda, Argao, Alcantara, Moalboal, Badian, Dalaguete, Alcoy, Alegria, Malabuyoc, Boljoon, Oslob, Ginatilan, Samboan, Santander)
  • Central and southern portions of Negros Oriental (Canlaon City, Vallehermoso, City of Guihulngan, La Libertad, Jimalalud, Tayasan, Ayungon, Bindoy, Manjuyod, Mabinay, City of Bayawan, Basay, Bais City, Pamplona, San Jose, City of Tanjay, Amlan)
  • Central and southern portions of Negros Occidental (La Castellana, Pontevedra, Hinigaran, Moises Padilla, Isabela, Binalbagan, City of Himamaylan, City of Kabankalan, Ilog, Cauayan, Candoni, City of Sipalay, Hinoba-An)

MINDANAO

  • Dinagat Islands
  • Surigao del Norte, including Siargao and Bucas Grande Islands

TCWS No. 3 (Destructive typhoon-force winds prevailing or expected within 18 hours)

LUZON

  • Cagayancillo Islands

VISAYAS

  • Rest of southern portion of Leyte (Abuyog, Mahaplag, Hindang, Inopacan, City of Baybay, Javier, Macarthur)
  • Northern portion of Cebu (Camotes Islands, Tuburan, Catmon, Carmen, Danao City, Asturias, Balamban, Dalaguete, Sogod)
  • Rest of Negros Oriental
  • Siquijor
  • Northern portion of Negros Occidental (Calatrava, San Carlos City, Salvador Benedicto, City of Talisay, Silay City, Bacolod City, Murcia, Bago City, Valladolid, Pulupandan, La Carlota City, San Enrique)
  • Guimaras
  • Southern portion of Iloilo (Iloilo City, Pavia, Leganes, Santa Barbara, San Miguel, Alimodian, Oton, Leon, Tigbauan, Tubungan, Igbaras, Guimbal, Miagao, San Joaquin, Dumangas, Zarraga, New Lucena, Cabatuan, Maasin)
  • Southern portion of Antique (San Remigio, Patnongon, Belison, San Jose, Sibalom, Hamtic, Tobias Fornier, Anini-Y)

MINDANAO

  • Northern portion of Agusan del Norte (Kitcharao, Jabonga, Santiago, Tubay, City of Cabadbaran)
  • Northern portion of Surigao del Sur (Carrascal, Cantilan, Madrid, Carmen, Lanuza, Cortes, City of Tandag)

TCWS No. 2 (Damaging gale- to storm-force winds prevailing or expected within 24 hours)

LUZON

  • Albay
  • Sorsogon
  • Masbate, including Ticao and Burias Islands
  • Romblon
  • Oriental Mindoro
  • Occidental Mindoro
  • Mainland Palawan, including Kalayaan, Balabac, Cuyo, and Calamian Islands

VISAYAS

  • Northern Samar
  • Eastern Samar
  • Samar
  • Biliran
  • Rest of Leyte
  • Rest of Cebu
  • Rest of Negros Occidental
  • Rest of Iloilo
  • Capiz
  • Aklan
  • Rest of Antique

MINDANAO

  • Rest of Surigao del Sur
  • Agusan del Sur
  • Rest of Agusan del Norte
  • Extreme northern portion of Zamboanga del Norte (Dapitan City, Siayan, Sindangan, Jose Dalman, Manukan, Pres. Manuel A. Roxas, Katipunan, Sergio Osmeña Sr., Polanco, Dipolog City, Piñan, Mutia, La Libertad, Rizal, Sibutad)
  • Extreme northern portion of Zamboanga del Sur (Josefina, Molave, Mahayag, Dumingag, Tambulig)
  • Misamis Occidental
  • Northern portion of Lanao del Norte (Kolambugan, Maigo, Munai, Bacolod, Poona Piagapo, Kauswagan, Pantao Ragat, Matungao, Linamon, Baloi, Tagoloan, Pantar, Iligan City)
  • Misamis Oriental
  • Camiguin
  • Northern portion of Bukidnon (Cabanglasan, City of Malaybalay, Lantapan, Talakag, Baungon, Libona, Manolo Fortich, Sumilao, Impasug-Ong, Malitbog)
  • Northern portion of Lanao del Sur (Tagoloan II, Kapai)

TCWS No. 1 (Strong winds prevailing or expected within 36 hours)

LUZON

  • Catanduanes
  • Camarines Norte
  • Camarines Sur
  • Marinduque
  • Southern portion of Quezon (San Antonio, Tiaong, Candelaria, Sariaya, Dolores, Lucena City, Pagbilao, Padre Burgos, Atimonan, Agdangan, Unisan, Gumaca, Plaridel, Pitogo, Lopez, Guinayangan, Buenavista, Catanauan, General Luna, Macalelon, Mulanay, San Narciso, San Andres, San Francisco, Tagkawayan, Calauag, Quezon, Alabat, City of Tayabas, Perez)
  • Batangas

MINDANAO

  • Northern portion of Davao Oriental (Baganga, Cateel, Boston)
  • Northern portion of Davao de Oro (Laak, Mawab, Nabunturan, Montevista, Monkayo, New Bataan, Compostela)
  • Northern portion of Davao del Norte (Talaingod, Santo Tomas, Kapalong, Asuncion, San Isidro, New Corella)
  • Rest of Bukidnon
  • Rest of Lanao del Norte
  • Rest of Lanao del Sur
  • Rest of northern portion of Zamboanga del Norte (Labason, Kalawit, Tampilisan, Liloy, Salug, Godod, Bacungan, Gutalac, Baliguian)
  • Rest of northern portion of Zamboanga del Sur (Bayog, Lakewood, Kumalarang, Guipos, Dumalinao, Tukuran, Ramon Magsaysay, Aurora, Sominot, Tigbao, Labangan, Pagadian City, Midsalip,)
  • Northern portion of Zamboanga Sibugay (Titay, Ipil, Naga, Kabasalan, Siay, Diplahan, Buug)

Odette makes third landfall in Panaon Island

Typhoon Odette made its third landfall in the vicinity of Liloan, Panaon Island in Southern Leyte (10.1N, 125.2E) at 4:50pm, according to PAGASA.

Odette had had its second landfall in the vicinity of Cagdianao, Dinagat Islands at 3:10pm.

Some 98,000 individuals evacuated prior to Typhoon Odette's landfall: NDRRMC

The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said over 26,000 families, comprising some 98,000 individuals, have been evacuated prior to Odette's landfall.

In its 3:00pm virtual briefing on Thursday, the NDRRMC said the evacuations took place in Regions VII, VIII, X, and CARAGA. The NDRRMC said there are no disruptions in communication lines just yet in the affected areas.

The NDRRMC added that even with COVID-19, it has enough supplies and funds for disaster response, aside from what's available in the local government units' calamity war chest.

Typhoon Odette makes landfall over Siargao

Typhoon Odette made its first landfall over Siargao in Surigao del Norte.

In its 2:00pm advisory, PAGASA said the center of Odette has been spotted in the vicinity of Siargao Island (9.9°N, 126.1°E) at around 1:30pm.

The typhoon has maximum sustained winds of 195 km/h, with gustiness of up to 240 km/h and central pressure of 915 hPa.

The state weather bureau forecast that Odette will continue moving west northwestward or westward and may make another landfall over Dinagat Islands this afternoon.

Odette could also cross several provinces in Central and Western Visayas regions before emerging over the Sulu Sea Friday morning, PAGASA said.

NAIA cancels over 100 flights due to Typhoon Odette

The Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) has canceled 113 flights due to Typhoon Odette.

At 1:45pm on Thursday, NAIA announced that there are a total of 56 arrivals and 57 departures already canceled, after adding seven more into the list.

Here's the list of NAIA's canceled flights:

Terminal 2

Philippine Airlines

PR2938 / PR2939 Manila-Butuan-Manila

PR2987 / PR2988 Manila-Tacloban-Manila

PR2971 / 2972 Manila-Siargao-Manila

PR 2037 / 2038 Manila-Caticlan (Boracay)-Manila

PR 2039 / 2040 Manila-Caticlan (Boracay)-Manila

PR 2041 / 2042 Manila-Caticlan (Boracay)-Manila

PR 2043 / 2044 Manila-Caticlan (Boracay)-Manila

PR 2045 / 2046 Manila-Caticlan (Boracay)-Manila

PR 1849 / 1850 Manila-Cebu-Manila

PR 1861 Manila-Cebu

PR 1853 / 1854 Manila-Cebu-Manila

PR 1859 / 1860 Manila-Cebu-Manila

PR 1863 / 1864 Manila-Cebu-Manila

PR 2985 / 2986 Manila-Tacloban-Manila

PR 2145 / 2146 Manila-Iloilo-Manila

PR 2777 / 2778 Manila-Tagbilaran (Panglao)-Manila

2P 2273 / 2P 2274 Manila-Tagbilaran-Manila

PR 2934 / 2395 Manila-Butuan-Manila

2P 2985 / 2P 2986 Manila – Tacloban – Manila

2P 2521 / 2522 Manila-Cagayan-Manila

2P 2525 / 2526 Manila – Cagayan – Manila

2P 2529 / 2530 Manila – Cagayan – Manila

2P 2543 / 2544 Manila – Dumaguete - Manila

Terminal 3

CebGo

DG 6839 / DG 6840 Manila – Siargao – Manila

DG 6881 / DG 6882 Manila – Surigao – Manila

DG 6247 / DG6248 Manila – Boracay (Caticlan) – Manila

DG6177 / DG6178 Manila-Masbate-Manila


Cebu Pacific

5J 785 / 5J 786 Manila – Butuan – Manila

5J 793 / 5J 794 Manila – Butuan – Manila

5J 787 / 788 Manila – Butuan – Manila

5J 559 / 5J 560 Manila – Cebu – Manila

5J 597 / 5J 598 Manila – Cebu – Manila

5J 569 / 5J 570 Manila – Cebu – Manila

5J 563 / 5J564 Manila – Cebu – Manila

5J 557 / 5J 556 Manila – Cebu – Manila

5J 909 / 5J 910 Manila – Boracay (Caticlan) - Manila

5J 897 / 5J 898 Manila – Boracay (Caticlan) - Manila

5J 895 / 5J 896 Manila – Boracay (Caticlan) - Manila

5J 891 / 5J 892 Manila – Boracay (Caticlan) - Manila

5J 899 / 5J 900 Manila – Boracay (Caticlan) - Manila

5J 901 / 5J 902 Manila – Boracay (Caticlan) - Manila

5J 907 / 5J 908 Manila – Boracay (Caticlan) - Manila

5J 903 / 5J 904 Manila – Boracay (Caticlan) - Manila

5J 893 / 5J 894 Manila – Boracay (Caticlan) - Manila

5J 905 / 5J 906 Manila – Boracay (Caticlan) – Manila

5J 781 / 782 Manila-Ozamiz-Manila

*5J 379 / 380 Manila-Cagayan-Manila

*5J 391 / 392 Manila-Cagayan-Manila

*5J 389 / 390 Manila-Cagayan-Manila

*5J 377 / 378 Manila-Cagayan-Manila

*5J 385 / 386 Manila-Cagayan-Manila

*5J 657 / 658 Manila-Tacloban-Manila

*5J 653 / 654 Manila-Tacloban-Manila

(*recently added)


AirAsia Philippines

Z2 221 / 222 Manila-Caticlan -Manila

Z2 225 / 226 Manila-Caticlan-Manila

Z2 227 / 228 Manila-Caticlan-Manila

Z2 223 / 224 Manila-Caticlan-Manila

Typhoon Odette intensifies further as it approaches Dinagat Islands and Siargao

Typhoon Odette is set to make its initial landfall within the vicinity of Siargao and Dinagat Islands between 1:00 and 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 16 according to PAGASA

At 11 a.m., the center of Odette was estimated at 175 km East of Siargao City, Surigao del Norte (9.5°N, 127.1°E).

Here are the forecast positions of the typhoon based on PAGASA:

  • 24 Hour (Tomorrow morning): Over the coastal waters of Cuyo, Palawan
  • 48 Hour (Friday morning): 200 km East of Pag-asa Island, Kalayaan, Palawan

Signal No. 4 raised in some areas of Visayas and Mindanao

The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said in its 11 a.m. bulletin on Wednesday, Dec. 15, that Odette's maximum sustained winds increased to 120 kilometers per hour from 110 km/h, while its gustiness is now up to 150 kilometers per hour. 

Typhoon Odette is expected to intensify further over the Philippine Sea before making its landfall in the CARAGA or Eastern Visayas region on Thursday afternoon or evening, December 16. 

The PAGASA has raised Signal No. 4 in some areas of Visayas and Mindanao with “very destructive typhoon-force winds” are expected in the aforementioned areas within 12 hours.

Visayas
  • Eastern portion of Bohol (San Miguel, Dagohoy, Pilar, Sierra Bullones, Jagna, Garcia Hernandez, Duero, Guindulman, Anda, Candijay, Alicia, Mabini, Ubay, Pres. Carlos P. Garcia, Bien Unido, Talibon, Trinidad)
  • Southern Leyte
Mindanao
  • Surigao del Norte (including Siargao and Bucas Grande Islands)
  • Dinagat Islands